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||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||Characterization of Thermal Behavior of Epoxy Composites Reinforced with Curaua Fibers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
||Mariana Azevedo Barcelos, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Frederico Margem, Carolina Gomes Dias Ribeiro, Janaina da Silva Vieira, Jordana Barreto Ferreira, Natália de Oliveira Roque Maciel
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Epoxy composites reinforced with natural lignocellulosic fibers have, in recent times, been gaining attention in engineering areas as lighter and cheaper alternatives for traditional composites such as the “fiberglass”. One of the strongest, the curaua fiber, is today being considered as reinforcement of composites for automobile interior parts. In fact, several research works are currently being dedicated to curaua fiber composites since physical and mechanical properties are required for practical uses. In this work, the thermal behavior of epoxy composites reinforced with up to 30 % in volume of curaua fibers was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry, DSC. The results showed endothermic and exothermic events associated with water release and possible molecular chain amorphous transformation. Comparison with similar composites permitted to propose mechanism that explains this DSC thermal behavior.
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